Philosophy Scholarships and Awards

The philosophy program offers several scholarships and awards for students in our program. Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.

​​Kendall W. Folkert Memorial Endowment

Scholarship awarded to students pursuing South or East Asia studies.

  • Seniors: must be admitted to a graduate program in South or East Asia studies.
  • Undergraduates: must be pursuing work in South or East Asia studies through a study-abroad program.
  • Preference is given to those engaged in the study of culture and to those with better academic records.

Deadline: April

Fuller Endowed Scholarship​

Scholarship awarded to help and encourage undergraduate CMU students to pursue the study of philosophy. ​This scholarship was established by Central Michigan University faculty member Gary Fuller, associate professor of philosophy, in 2014.

  • Junior or senior standing: must be a declared philosophy major or minor.
  • Hold at least a 3.0 GPA both overall and in philosophy for the previous year.
  • Show strong philosophical ability and motivation.
  • Applicants are required to submit an essay not to exceed 500 words reflecting their interest in the study of philosophy, along with a one-page application form.

Deadline: April (application to be posted)

Oppenheimer-Mancuso (Lazorshak) Award

Award given to a philosophy major of senior standing who submits an outstanding essay about the necessity for the teaching of ethics and/or character development in the elementary grades.

  • Senior standing.
  • Essays must be 1500 to 2000 words. A committee will examine the essays to determine the winner.
  • To apply, eligible students should submit their essay by email before the deadline to

Deadline: April (application to be posted)

Additional resources

In addition to the scholarships below, we encourage students to explore all of the opportunities at CMU: